Antique cars to go to Dixon Thursday

DIXON—Ten vehicles—Hudsons, Oldsmobiles, Thunderbirds, and others—from the Cedar Rapids Antique Auto Club of America will be parked at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, 816 Hennepin Ave.
While club individuals are journeying home, the general public is invited to study automobiles. Go to for more membership information. Call 815-288-5176 for more records on the house. Anyone who noticed Amy Castillo, 21, and Leah Saunders, 27, at Great Clips in Sterling Friday afternoon would have thought a routine haircut was being carried out.

But for those two and their stylist, it turned into something brilliant. The decision to donate locks in their hair to the Children with Hair Loss basis. The agency asks donors to assist in “covering young heads to heal young hearts.” The institution presents hair replacements at no cost to youngsters and teenagers facing hair loss because of most cancers, alopecia, burns, and medical remedies. To analyze more about Children with Hair Loss, look for the organization on Facebook or go to childrenwithhairloss.Us.

Why did the bird pass the road? To get to Sterling High School for the FFA Farmapalooza Friday morning. The schoolyard has become the barnyard, while a flock of ducklings, calves, and different livestock are introduced to the college. The event opens up the arena of farming to local college students and the public who might not know farms where they can learn about the career. Student farmers, individuals of the college’s FFA, and a consultant from Farm & Fleet delivered the young animals to the high school.


It could be a welcome befitting of a hero who gave his ultimate complete degree of devotion to his U.S.A.
Plans are in the vicinity to honor Cpl. John G. Krebs, the Sterling native and Korean War soldier whose stays were recognized in December. Krebs, 19, died in the war in Chochiwon, South Korea, on July eleven, 1950. He became listed as lacking in action because he couldn’t be accounted for after that conflict and was declared useless in 1953. The Rolling Thunder motorbike organization, Chapter 2, of Wauconda, handles the shipping of Krebs remains as soon as they arrive in Illinois. The casket, controlled with the aid of an army escort, is ready to arrive around 7 a.m. Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 3, wherein Schilling Funeral Home can be waiting with a hearse, stated Ret. Col. Wayne Kirkpatrick, chairman of the Rolling Thunder chapter.

Rolling Thunder members will provide an escort alongside Interstates 294 and 88 to Rock Falls, wherein it will journey north to the funeral home at 702 First Ave. In Sterling, Krebs might be laid to rest Friday at Calvary Cemetery, next to his twin brother George, who died in warfare the same day. The motorcycle group will lead a 20-minute procession, starting at 12:30 p.M. From the funeral home north to LeFevre Road, then east to the cemetery, said John Paul Schilling of Schilling Funeral Home. Services will complete army rites starting at 1 p.m. A stone is already in location. The procession could be led through a police car and fire truck escort, accompanied by way of an American flag, carrier flags, POW/MIA flags, Rolling Thunder’s Chapter 2 contributors, then Chapter 4’s participants in staggered formation, the hearse, family, and visitor riders, which includes individuals of the Dogs of War Chapter of the Marine Vets motorcycle club.

American Legion Post 296 will have a color shield on the cemetery. Schilling stated that participants of the Chadwick, Milledgeville, and Rock Falls legions could also be supporting. Students and college from Challand Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School, which can be placed alongside the procession route, will break from their college day and honor Krebs en direction. Rolling Thunder will give the scholars small POW/MIA Flags to wave at some point in the procession. Krebs was born on Dec. 11, 1930, in Sterling and was one of six kids of Ferdinand and Doris Krebs. Not a lot is known, approximately his non-public lifestyles, Schilling stated.

According to Gazette archives, Krebs and his siblings left Sterling in 1942 to stay at the Mount Carmel Orphanage north of Morrison and later at St. Vincent Orphanage in Freeport. Krebs joined the Army in April 1949. He becomes a member of Company L, Third Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Task Force Smith on the time of death, 16 days into the warfare. A reception will take region after the carrier at American Legion Post 296, 601 First Avenue. Detta Perkins, Krebs’ subsequent-of-kin, could be provided with a POW/MIA flag and a bankruptcy coin from the Rolling Thunder.

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